Matt Syal, LEED©AP, CPC, CGP

Matt Syal

School of Planning, Design and Construction

Professor, Construction Management; Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Telephone: 517-432-2951

Human Ecology Building
552 W. Circle Drive, Room 213
East Lansing, MI 48824

Area of Expertise:

Current Research: Construction Project Management, Sustainable Built Environment, Housing, International aspects related to above areas

Methods: survey research; computer integration, information mapping, process modeling

Additional interests: CM Information Systems, Sustainability in the Apparel Industry, Prefabrication


PhD: PhD in civil engineering (construction engineering and management) from Penn State University.

Affiliated Programs/Initiatives/Projects:

Matt Syal serves as a professor of Construction Management in the School of Planning, Design and Construction, coordinates the CM master's program, and advises Sigma Lambda Chi. He is a LEED® accredited professional and received his PhD in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) from Penn State University. Prior to joining the academic world in 1988, he worked in the construction industry in the U.S., India, the Middle East and Africa. Professor Syal has conducted research and outreach projects, and published extensively in the areas of Construction Project Management, Housing and the Sustainable Built Environment. He has been involved in more than 50 research and outreach projects funded by the industry, U.S. state and national government agencies, foundations and international agencies. Professor Syal has published more than 100 refereed/professional papers and more than 50 project reports/monographs. In addition, he has served as an advisor or consultant to more than 25 industry and government organizations in the U.S. and worldwide.

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